25 Must-Have Gifts for the Movie Geek In Your Life

Awesome holiday gifts for the film fan on your list.

Call it what you will — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and whatever today is (I dunno, Wallet’s-Empty Wednesday?) — the holiday shopping season is well underway. And if you’ve got a movie lover on your list, I’ve got good news for you: we are not an underserved demographic. Every fall and early winter, there’s flurry of fan-friendly books, Blu-ray and DVD sets, and other miscellanea, so like we always do around this time, here are Flavorwire’s recommendations for this year’s movie nerd gifts of note.


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The Godfather Notebook

When Francis Ford Coppola went about adapting Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, he sat down and made something akin to a stage manager’s “prompt book”: a scene by scene breakdown of his film, with synopses; detailed notes on tone, core, texture, and time; and the related passages in Puzo’s novel. He then filled that notebook with notes and thoughts, scrawled in the margin like a hyper-thoughtful grad student. That book was his Bible on the set of the film. Now those type- and hand-written pages have been painstakingly reproduced, complemented with set photos and stills from the film, and the result is the must-have film book of the fall: nothing less than the working blueprint for what many (including this writer) consider the finest film ever made.